VAT Return Manager - How to Install on your Computer
NJT VAT Return Manager
(Bridging software for online filing of the MTD compliant VAT Returns to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs)
How to Install on your Computer & Configure Excel
How to Install
[Click here]Before you install, it is recommended that you view the 'System Requirements' page.
Create New Folder
Create a new folder on your computer. For example, "C:\My MTD VAT Returns".
Tip: You may wish to create a shortcut on your Windows Desktop, which points to this folder.
Note: The actual file name of the software will change when subsequent versions are released,
so the shortcut needs to point to the Folder and not the file.
Change Excel Configuration (Options/Trust Centre)
Microsoft has taken a much tighter approach to software security. As a result of this, some Excel features are disabled during initial installation.
In order for the VAT Return Manager to function correctly, a few changes are required within the Excel Options.
Open a blank workbook in Excel. (For recent versions of Excel, Click on 'File' menu, then 'Options', then 'Trust Centre' then click on 'Trust Centre Settings'). Note: For Office 2007, Click on the 'Office' button as the 'File' menu does not exist.
Trusted Locations: Add the 'Location' of the folder where you saved the workbook,
(For example, "C:\My VAT Returns"). Also tick the box 'Subfolders'.
Macro Settings: Tick the box 'Trust Access to the VBA project model'.
Then, click on the 'OK' button.
Finally, Exit Excel.
Add the NJT Website address to your list of Trusted Sites (Internet Options/Security/Trusted Sites/Sites)
Microsoft has taken a much tighter approach to software security when downloading software. In order for the VAT Return Manager to function correctly, please add the NJT website address to the
list of 'Trusted Sites' within your Windows 'Internet Options'.
Your Internet Options can be found via the 'Control Panel' or by typing "Internet Options" within your Windows search box.
Within your Internet Options:
Click on the 'Security' tab.
Click on the 'Trusted Sites' Zone.
Click on the 'Sites' button.
Type "https://neilsonjamestech.co.uk/" in the box. (Excluding the speech marks).
Click on the 'Add' button.
Also tick the box named 'Require server verification (https:) for all sites in the zone'.
Then click 'Close' followed by 'OK'
Download Software to Folder
Download the 'NJT VAT Return Manager', then (move or save) it to the folder you have just created.
Click on the button to download the MTD VAT Return Manager (Live evaluation).
(For further information on purchasing, see the 'Software Purchase & Renewal' section via the menu item 'VAT Return Manager'.
Note 1: The download process may vary depending upon which Interent browser you use and the browser's configuration.
Note 2: It is important that you store the workbook within it's own folder
as certain sub folders are automatically created when it is opened.
Important Note:Under certain circumstances the software file may remain 'Blocked' or 'Read-only':
Open File explorer or Windows Explorer and navigate to the folder containing the software.
Right click on the software file then click on 'Properties'.
Remove the tick in the 'Read-Only' box where necessary.
Unblock the file by clicking on the 'Unblock' button or 'Unblock' Tick box where necessary.
Finally, Open the 'NJT VAT Return Manager' workbook and follow the on-screen instructions.
Free Remote Support from NJT
If you are having difficulties installing the software, then you can contact NJT and arrange for assistance via the 'Remote log-in' service.
Run the software, then telephone NJT and give the 9-digit code when requested.
NJT will then remotely access your computer.
When the remote access session is complete, disconnect then exit the software.
Files created by this software are organised using a preset folder structure. Sub folders are created automatically within
the folder where the workbook is located. It is recommended that the VAT Return workbook is stored in a specific folder. For example,
"C:\My MTD VAT Returns".
The sub folder "\Archive" is automatically created when you first use the software.
After you have updated to a new version, this may be a convenient location to store your previous version.
This may avoid confusion as to which is your latest version.
When a draft or finalised VAT Return is saved as a PDF file it is stored, by default, to the sub folder "\Receipts".
However, For each Taxpayer, the folder location can be changed, essentially allowing you to store the PDF receipts in any accessible location.
Once changed, the new folder location becomes the default for that Taxpayer.
During each VAT Return submission, copies of the full submission and HMRC response are saved to the sub folder "\Evidence".
These files are stored in Text and JSON format and can be viewed using a 'Text' editor such as NotePad or WordPad.
Data Backup Folder:
Each backup created by the 'Backup Data' routine is stored in the sub folder "\Backup".
When you Import a VAT Return from, for example an Excel workbook, the routine first searches in the sub folder 'Import'.
This may be a convenient location to store the files.
However, For each Taxpayer, the file folder location is saved automatically after each import,
therefore you can essentially store the files in any accessible location. This folder location then becomes the default for future imports.
The sub folder "\Bin" is used to store technical log files created by the software.
These log files may assist in the resolution of technical issues that may occur during the use of the software.